Political activism

This includes the non-partisan and private political platform "Dialog im Kamptal" (Dialogue in Kamptal) in my art-studio "Atelier Gräff" in Gars am Kamp, Austria, which I organize together with Georgia Kazantzidu. Our guests are personalities from european and austrian politics and diplomacy.

Our Europe. Who are we, where are we from and where are we going?, 2020

Sebastian Prinz von Schoenaich-Carolath, Helmut Brandstätter, Erhard Busek, Georgia Kazantzidu, Willi Mernyi, Matthias Laurenz Gräff, Daniel Lohninger
Sebastian Prinz von Schoenaich-Carolath, Helmut Brandstätter, Erhard Busek, Georgia Kazantzidu, Willi Mernyi, Matthias Laurenz Gräff, Daniel Lohninger

Dialog im Kamptal, "Unser Europa. Wer sind wir, woher kommen wir und wohin gehen wir?" (Our Europe. Who are we, where are we from and where are we going?) , september 28th 2020 at Gräff's Art Studio   (link)

 

This event included:

* Vizekanzler aD Erhard Busek (ÖVP, former Vice chancellor of Austria) 

* H.E. Ambassador Sebastian Prinz von Schoenaich-Carolath (Sovereign Ordre of Malta) 

* Mr Helmut Brandstätter (NEOS, member of the Austrian parliament) 

* Mr Willi Merny (Mauthausen-Komitee Austria) 

* Mr Daniel Lohninger (chief reporter of the NÖN) 

 

Newspaper article

    I, https://www.noen.at/horn/zitternberg-dialog-im-kamptal-eu-braucht-bildung-gars-am-kamp-print-diskussion-bildung-solidaritaet-226236946


Dialogue of books - Finding common ground, 2020

Georg Vetter, Matthias Laurenz Gräff, Georgia Kazantzidu, Karin Kneissl und Michael Breisky
Georg Vetter, Matthias Laurenz Gräff, Georgia Kazantzidu, Karin Kneissl und Michael Breisky

Dialog im Kamptal, "Dialog der Bücher - Das Gemeinsame finden" (Dialogue of books - Find common ground), september 12th 2020 at Gräff's Art Studio   (link)

 

This event included:

* BM aD Karin Kneissl (former Austrian minister of Foreign Affairs)

* H.E. Ambassador Michael Breisky (former Austrian ambassador to Ireland, Top diplomat of Austria

* Mr Georg Vetter (former member of the Austrian parliament)

 

Newspaper link

I, https://www.meinbezirk.at/horn/c-regionauten-community/dialog-der-buecher-das-gemeinsame-finden-mit-bm-ad-karin-kneissl_a4256193


Politics and Diplomacy in the 21st century, 2020

Philipp Jauernik, Hannes Swoboda, Matthias Laurenz Gräff, Emil Brix, Georgia Kazantzidu, Eric Frey
Philipp Jauernik, Hannes Swoboda, Matthias Laurenz Gräff, Emil Brix, Georgia Kazantzidu, Eric Frey

Dialog im Kamptal, "Politik und Diplomatie im 21. Jahrhundert" (Politics and Diplomacy in the 21st century), january 27th 2020 at Gräff's Art Studio   (link)

 

This event included:

* H.E. Ambassador Emil Brix (Director of the Diplomatic Academy Vienna, Top diplomat of Austria

* MEP ret. Hannes Swoboda (former president of the Socialists and Democrats in the european parliament)

* Mr Philipp Jauernik (member of the Paneuropa Union Austria Board)

* Mr Eric Frey (columnist Der Standard)

 

Newspaper links

I, https://www.noen.at/horn/dialog-im-kamptal-friede-zentrales-thema-in-zitternberg-gars-am-kamp-dialog-im-kamptal-190675226

II, https://www.meinbezirk.at/krems/c-politik/politik-diplomatie-im-21-jahrhundert-mit-hochkaraetigen-gaesten_a3902583

 


Dialogue in Kamptal - Bring Politics closer, 2019

Josef Wiesinger, Martina Diesner-Wais, Martin Litschauer, Günter Steindl, Georgia Kazantzidu, werner Gruber, Herbert Kolinsky, Alois Kainz, Matthias Laurenz Gräff (Photo by Günther Winkler)
Josef Wiesinger, Martina Diesner-Wais, Martin Litschauer, Günter Steindl, Georgia Kazantzidu, werner Gruber, Herbert Kolinsky, Alois Kainz, Matthias Laurenz Gräff

Dialog im Kamptal, "Dialog im Kamptal - Politik näher bringen" (Dialogue in Kamptal - Bring Politcs closer), september 10th 2019   (link)

     

Meeting of several members of the Austrian political party's SPÖ, ÖVP, FPÖ, NEOS and Die GRÜNEN at Gräff's Art Studio.

 

This event included:

* Physicist Univ-Doz Werner Gruber (member of the SPÖ)

* Mr Herbert Kolinsky (NEOS)

* Mr Martin Litschauer (Die GRÜNEN) 

* Dir Günter Steindl (SPÖ)

* Ms Martina Diesner-Wais (member of the Austrian Parliament, ÖVP)

* Mr Alois Kainz ((member of the Austrian Parliament, FPÖ)

* LAbg Josef Wiesinger (member of the Federal Executive Board, SPÖ)

 

Newspaper links

I, https://m.noen.at/horn/polit-diskussion-was-braucht-das-waldviertel-gars-am-kamp-redaktionsfeed-politikerrunde-diskussion-martina-diesner-wais-guenter-steindl-martin-litschauer-alois-kainz-herbert-kolinsky-werner-gruber-josef-wiesinger-162113529

II, https://www.meinbezirk.at/horn/c-lokales/spitzenkandidaten-des-regionalwahlkreises-und-ehrengast-mag-werner-gruber-diskutierten-im-atelier-graeff_a3626298


Europe Dialogue in Kamptal, 2019

Douglas Hoyos-Trauttmansdorff, Christian Schuh, Wolfgang Petritsch, Werner Groiß, Walter Kogler (Photo Rupert Kornell, NÖN)
Douglas Hoyos-Trauttmansdorff, Christian Schuh, Wolfgang Petritsch, Werner Groiß, Walter Kogler

Dialog im Kamptal, "Europa-Dialog im Kamptal" (Europe Dialogue in Kamptal), may 6th 2019   (link)

     

Meeting of several members of the Austrian political party's SPÖ, ÖVP, NEOS and Die GRÜNEN at Gräff's Art Studio.

 

This event included:

* H.E. Ambassador Wolfgang Petritsch (former Top diplomat of the UNO and Austria, SPÖ)

* Mr Douglas Hoyos-Trauttmansdorff (member of the Austrian parliament, NEOS)

* Mr Georg Ecker (member of the Parliament of Lower Austria, Die GRÜNEN) 

* Mr Josef Wiesinger (member of the Federal Executive Board, SPÖ)

* Mr Werner Groiß (former member of the Austrian Parliament, ÖVP)

* Mr Christian Schuh (candidate for the European elections 2019, SPÖ)

* Mr Walter Kogler (district chairman of Horn, Die GRÜNEN)

 

Newspaper links

I, https://www.meinbezirk.at/horn/c-lokales/europa-dialog-im-amptal-im-atelier-graeff_a3380733

II, https://www.meinbezirk.at/horn/c-politik/europa-dialog-im-kamptal-eu-wahl-am-26052019_a3374811

III, https://m.noen.at/horn/diskussion-in-zitternberg-graeff-atelier-empfaengt-zu-europa-dialog-im-kamptal-gars-am-kamp-europa-dialog-kamptal-matthias-laurenz-graeff-145554881


Inviatation by the Austrian political party NEOS, 2019

Invitation from Mr Stefan Egger, Federal Managing Director of the Austrian political party NEOS 


Themes where:

* Europe discussion at Gräffs studio

* A special art project between Gräff and NEOS, "United States of Europe"


Newspaper link

I, https://m.noen.at/horn/diskussion-in-zitternberg-graeff-atelier-empfaengt-zu-europa-dialog-im-kamptal-gars-am-kamp-europa-dialog-kamptal-matthias-laurenz-graeff-145554881